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Search, seizures Continue to Increase as Elections Near

Mosul, Iraq
-- Multi-National Forces from 1st Brigade, 25th Infantry Division (Stryker Brigade Combat Team), detained 12 people during operations in northern Iraq on Jan. 18.

Multi-National Force Soldiers conducted a raid in western Mosul leading to the capture of 10 people suspected of anti-Iraqi activities. Suspects are in custody with no Multi-National Force injuries reported.

Soldiers of the 1st Brigade, 24th Infantry Regiment, confiscated weapons and ammunition, and detained two people suspected of anti-Iraqi activities while conducting a cordon and search in western Mosul. Suspects are in custody with no Multi-National Force injuries reported.

Search operations performed by Iraqi Security Forces and Multi-National Forces continue to increase as the elections near. The increase is to better the security in the Mosul area.

Military officials have said although the Mosul area is not completely safe, with each seizure and removal of dangerous weapons and detention of anti-Iraqi insurgents the situations is becoming safer. Since Jan. 5 Iraqi Security Forces and Multi-National Forces have detained 180 people.


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